Are you in the market for the best cheap smartphones you can buy today? You came to the right place. We’ve scouted the market and came up with this top 8 list of the best budget phones you can buy in the UK today. Whether your budget is only £150 or below £100, the list includes diverse options to meet individual needs and preferences.
Motorola Moto E 4G
If you own the original Moto E, it’s time to think about upgrading to the new Moto E 4G. By adding just £20, you get to avail 4G LTE connectivity along with other new and improved features. The new phone features a front camera for selfie-loving users in addition to improved storage and better performance all in all. At £109 recommend retail price including VAT, there’s no doubt that the Motorola Moto E 4G is one of the best phones for budget-conscious consumers.
EE Harrier Mini
If you’re looking for something compact and adequate, the EE Harrier Mini is worth looking at. At only £99 RRP, the handset is a much cheaper choice than its bigger version. The phone is a handy choice if you’re an avid Wi-Fi Calling user. But because you’re only paying £99 for the phone, don’t expect the fastest performance or the best camera. Performance is sometimes slow and the camera isn’t that good but the phone still offers great value if you’re only after the basic functions.
Smart Prime 6
With bigger screen and quite an impressive camera, the Smart Prime 6 is one of the best buys you can make. For only £79 RRP, the handy phone offers more value for your money than other similar options in the market. It’s adequate enough to handle everyday use without significant lag on performance.
Smart Ultra 6
Though slightly more expensive than other options in the list, the Smart Ultra 6 is one of the best budget phones you’ll find in the market today. It is better in terms of performance, quality display and camera. While it won’t be able to handle 3D games, the phone will handle day-to-day use just fine. If you’re thinking between Smart Prime 6 and Smart Ultra 6, go for the latter. The additional £50 is definitely worth it.
Motorola Moto G 2014
If you can afford it, the Motorola Moto G 2014 is better in more ways than one. Not only does the handset have bigger screen but it features better cameras, better speakers and better performance for only £145 RRP including VAT. There’s just one downside you might not be able to compromise. It doesn’t support 4G connectivity. If you can do without 4G then this is a budget phone worth considering.
Moto G 4G
At only £135 RRP including VAT, the Moto G 4G is one of the best budget phones available in the market. For its price, you get great value for your money because of the phone’s impressive screen, good camera and best of all, excellent build quality.
Microsoft Lumia 435
If you’re really on a tight budget, the best phone you can find under £50 is the Microsoft Lumia 435. Sure, you won’t get the best features available for a smartphone but for its super cheap price, it will do until you can afford an upgrade.
Microsoft Lumia 640
Another phone running on Windows that offers great value for your money is the Microsoft Lumia 640. At only £129.99 RRP for Sim-free deals, this is one budget phone worth investing in. Features and specs are pretty great when compared with other phones on the list.